Monday, 23 April 2012

Vigo, we are still around the dock area and the statues.

VIGO harbour and dock area!!

This sculpture or stature whatever you wish to call it can be  seen from almost anywhere on the dock, but to photograph with no-one climbing on or over it, I had to wait and wait hours for the right moment! 

I could not see anything to tell me what it was all about, but was amazed by its size and beauty, yet people just climbed over it or walked around muttering "What a waste of money"  I think some would have pushed it into the dock if they could!!

Hope you enjoy it and see the beauty I see in this work of art!! 

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Vigo continued June 2011 still on shore around the dock

After walking round the dock area I came across the small vessels lined up in the heat of the day loving the reflection they gave in the cool water. 

This area of Vigo is nice and peaceful and allows one just to stroll and sit at ease.. If I had moved my camera just slightly upwards a far busy scene would have emerged into my viewfinder. 

As you can see I settled for this and sat and relaxed after!!   

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Virgo continued on shore June 2011

A statue of a departing man this is the view that greets you as you leave the passenger hall walking towards the shopping mall, the young Lady is standing close to the entrance, this statue intrigued me but one had to use imagination as there are no writings to say just what it is representing! I have called him Holiday Man, he is going to get away from it all! 

Justa short distance away were cafe's with lot's of outside seating and tables, with lot's of music!!  

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Vigo continued reflection in the windows of the shopping mall!!

Vigo a little History, The name Galicia (for this area of Vigo) is celtic in origin and it was the celts who, in about the 6th century BC, occupied the region and constructed fortified defences or castors.. 

Whilst still on board awaiting to go ashore for our visit I took this to show the reflections in the shaping mall windows, on going ashore we disembarked close to this building with it's pleasents shops and cafes. And some strange statues.  

Monday, 9 April 2012

VIGO Spain last visit on land before sailing home. June 2011 Cruise

The city of Vigo is situated on the slopes of Monte del Castro in the Northern Spanish province of Galicia.

This was the view that greeted us on the early morning arrival in Vigo Spain, after an early breakfast we ventured ashore but not far as to hot for me, my wife and friends ventured into the many streets.

I have 14 photos to share with you all this time, however have decided to post one at a time trying to tell you something about Vigo.. The building with the colourful lettering we found to be the Metropolitan Shopping Mall looking on to a small square with a large Head and Neck statue also a marina. 

Thursday, 5 April 2012

March 23rd to the 25th stroke survivors from all over the UK met in Manchester at Heald Green

The photos were taken mainly with a phone camera and eight by HD video camera they are the eight before the last two. A great time was had by all the stroke survivors, this was my first trip out since January this year so a great achievement for me.  The photo of the dog was taken on our way to the meeting when we stopped off to have coffee with a wonderful friend, who calls me NUTTY .... The dog should be named NUTTY 2.

Pip the dog and the following 5 photos were taken on the first day Friday the 23rd March 

Photos 7 to 15 were all taken inside the Trafford Centre on Saturday 24th March.

Photos 16 to 23 were taken on the evening of the 23rd at Heald Green.. 

The last 2 waiting to go home...